msu texas foundation

Since its establishment in 1960, the Midwestern State University Foundation, a nonprofit organization, has partnered with Midwestern State University to manage and invest private gifts that benefit the university. Gifts to the MSU Foundation create scholarships, enhance opportunities for students in and out of the classroom, advance faculty endeavors and fund new buildings.

What We Do

The MSU Foundation manages endowed funds totaling about $70M.  The investments are pooled but represent more than 260 separate donor funds with individual gift agreements between the University and the Donor. The MSU Foundation accepts both current use gifts as well as endowments.

Although the University is a state-assisted institution, private philanthropy provides the funds necessary to attract and retain the finest students and faculty to MSU Texas, and provides much of the financial aid that many of our students need in order to reach their educational goals. The Foundation works closely with the University to generate private support from alumni and friends.

Meet The Board


The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of local supporters of MSU. The Board is selected to serve the Foundation based on their professional area of expertise. The Board has expertise in banking and finance and is responsible for determining the most favorable manner to invest and manage the MSU Foundation's assets. The Trustees seek to maintain a portfolio which promotes the growth of the fund's principal while protecting against inflation. This is accomplished by maintaining a balanced investment mix which produces the highest yield yet offers the lowest risk. The Trustees serve without compensation.

The MSU Foundation Federal Tax ID number is 75-1101337.

For additional information about the MSU Foundation, contact Rhonda McClung, Interim Vice President for University Advancement at (940) 397-4782.